Awake For Brunch
After a late night, brunch at Perla’s on SOCO is delicious and a lively location to grub and socialize. The Crab Florentine and Lobster Omlettes also pair up nicely with the indie soundtrack. Another option is Elizabeth Street Café, if you want to add a French Vietnamese twist to your menu.
TIP: Grab a spot under the big oak tree at Perla’s for great shade and people watching.
Relax & Detox
Want some pre-festival pampering or post-ACL Fest detoxing? Book a 75-minute muscle-melting Signature Massage at Viva Day Spa, or any of the other luxe treatments on their extensive spa menu.
If a pre-afternoon to-do includes shopping for a Festival outfit, boutiques like STAG, Kick Pleat and By George have some fashionable items, including one-of-a-kind leather bags from Austin’s Cambria Handmade.
For lunch, La Condesa on 2nd Street delivers delectable modern Mexican fare. Try their signature Margarita La Condesa, then walk it off with a stroll through one of Austin’s upscale shopping areas, the 2nd Street District.
Naptime back at the hotel? Try a stay at the Four Seasons located downtown. It’s only a quick stretch from Zilker Park and has a great view of Lady Bird Lake.
If dinner is on the list, don’t miss award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s take on Japanese farmhouse dining at Uchiko in Rosedale. The hama chili is a must. You can also venture over to East Side Showroom, which mixes superb libations with delish food.
Close Out The Night
Grab a nightcap before you tuck in at the minimalist-meets-modern Hotel San Jose on South Congress. Remember this location, because the Iced Turbo next door at Jo’s is the perfect morning pick-me-up. Enjoy!